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Death and Taxes

Posted by Karrie R. Hruska | Aug 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

“… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”   -Benjamin Franklin One of the most common questions I am asked by my estate planning clients is how much tax will be owned at the time of death.  There can be two levels of taxation at the time of death: federal tax a...

Dan Moore Celebrates 39 Years of Practice

Posted by Dan A. Moore | Aug 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Attorney Dan Moore celebrates 39 years of practicing law with the Moore Heffernan Law Firm today.  Dan remarked, “It was generally business as usual around the office for me today. Except, I celebrated my anniversary with some hot dogs from one of my favorite local landmark restaurants – The Milw...

Four Things To Know About Agricultural Leases

Posted by Angie Schneiderman | Jul 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

A farm lease can be either oral or written. In Iowa, an oral lease for the tenancy of a farm is enforceable for up to one year.  While it seems that an oral lease for the tenancy of a farm is the easier route to take, and perhaps the oral lease option may have the least expensive up-front cost, ...

Tips for Those Who Missed the Tax Deadline

Posted by Dan A. Moore | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Did you file your federal income tax return on time?  Monday, April 18, was the tax deadline for most people in 2016. If you didn't file a tax return or an extension to file but should have, take action now. If you missed the tax filing deadline: File and pay soon. If you owe taxes, you shoul...


Posted by Angie Schneiderman | Apr 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Moore Heffernan Law Firm is seeking a paralegal with experience in any of the following areas of law: litigation, real estate, and/or estate planning and probate.  Qualified candidate(s) should have a four-year degree, paralegal certificate, or at least 3 years of prior experience.  Candidate...


Posted by Robert F. Meis | Mar 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the April 15 income tax filing deadline looming, many taxpayers are looking for ways to reduce their income tax liability.  One way to reduce income taxes is to make gifts to charity. Perhaps the most efficient way to make a charitable gift is to give long-term appreciated assets such as st...


Posted by Dan A. Moore | Feb 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the case of Lasser vs. McNeal, decided on February 24, 2016, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that in personal injury cases involving intentional torts, a claim for punitive damages should usually be decided by the jury. On September 13, 2009, Clifford McNeal and Ray Lasser were involved in a ...

Social Media in the Healthcare Workplace

Posted by Maureen B. Heffernan | Feb 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On January 28, 2016, Partner Maureen B. Heffernan spoke to the Woodbury Medical Society on the topic of Social Media- Identifying Issues for Physician Practices.  Physicians, both as employers and as health care providers, need to be aware of the importance of social media policies for their empl...

Three Hot Topics for Employers in 2016

Posted by Maureen B. Heffernan | Feb 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Proposed Changes to Overtime Rules – Planning for More Overtime Eligible Employees Pregnancy Accommodations in the Workplace Independent Contractor vs. Employee – An Important Distinction Plan Now for New Overtime Rules You may have heard that the federal Department of Labor (DOL) iss...

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